Presidential order reinstates study for proposed 6,000-MW Myitsone hydroelectric project in Myanmar

According to a presidential order issued Aug. 12 by the Myanmar government, a commission will form to examine the 6,000-MW Myitsone hydropower project proposed for Kachin, Mynamar. Locally published reports indicate when complete, Yunnan China would receive much of the energy from the facility under the project’s original agreement. The order for the commission was signed by […]

Myanmar moves forward with 66-MW Maingwa hydroelectric project

Myanmar is moving forward with plans to build the 66-MW Maingwa hydroelectric project on Nantlway Creek in area controlled by National Democratic Alliance Army. Myanmar’s Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) and special-purpose company, Shan State East Development Company Ltd., signed a contract on March 22 under a build-operate-transfer (BOT) system to implement the Maingwa project in […]

Sembcorp signs deal to supply power to Myanmar for 22 years

The power to be supplied will be produced by Sembcorp’s upcoming power project in Myingyan, Mandalay. SINGAPORE: Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Myanma Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) to supply 225 megawatts of power over 22 years. The power to be supplied will be produced by Sembcorp’s upcoming power project […]

VPower signs two power agreements with MOEP

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. THE VPower Group signed two power agreements with the state-owned Myanma Electric Power Enterprise on 11 March in Nay Pyi Taw. The company won the two power generation projects in October 2015. One is the extension of a […]

Private gas-fired power project adds 230MW to national grid

A new privately run gas-fired power plant has joined the national grid system, boosting Myanmar’s power capacity, according to state newspapers. In 2011, Myanmar had 10 state-owned gas-fired power plants, with a total capacity of 270 megawatts (MW). Since then, 10 privately run gas-fired power plants have been connected to the national grid, bringing total […]

MOEP Eyes to Provide Electricity to 230,000 More Households by 2017

The Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) said it will provide electricity to roughly 230,000 more households in the country by 2017. “We are implementing this according to National Electrification Plan. The goal for each year is stated in the plan and we are trying to follow through,” U Aung Ko Ko, director from the Ministry […]

Sembcorp Industries signs S$420 million accord to develop Myanmar’s biggest power plant

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. SINGAPORE – Sembcorp Industries has announced a memorandum of understanding with the Myanmar government to invest in and develop the country’s largest gas-fired power plant to help address a power shortage. The company said it wholly-owned subsidiary, Sembcorp […]

Scramble for electricity will increase Myanmar’s reliance on imported coal

Myanmar has long struggled to provide electric power to its citizens, but a push to electrify the country in the next 15 years under the National Electrification Program has led to the drafting of a plan that pushes the boundaries of realism. Under the program, the Ministry of Electric Power (MEP) plans to raise the […]

Sembcorp to develop largest gas-fired independent power plant in Myanmar

SINGAPORE: Sembcorp Utilities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has been given the Notice of Award to develop and operate the largest gas-fired independent power plant in Myanmar. In a press release on Friday (Aug 24), Sembcorp said the project was awarded by the Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) – a division under the Ministry […]

Electricity demand soars as cuts hit Yangon

Myanmar’s electricity demand is constantly increasing and 7.2 million new household electricity connections will be required by 2030, according to analysts speaking yesterday at the Myanmar Power Utilities Congress 2015 in Yangon. Chester Toh, head of integrated regulatory practice at Rajah and Tann law firm, said demand will increase by an average of 450,000 new […]